Monday, July 22, 2013

Sesame Street Exhibit = Bummer in the Summer

 Last week we used our summer pass to the science museum again.  This time the Sesame Street Body exhibit was open and we had the free tickets from the deal I bought so we were excited to check it out.  What a let down.

It was cute to look at but that's about it. 
The first station we came to was this one about feet.
You can imagine the thrill it was to lift up an extremely heavy wood door to see the word LONG underneath.  Whoopie!  I expected there to be something to touch and feel or a sound or SOMETHING.

Next there was a pretend grocery store in which everything was stuck to the shelves and the cash register didn't open or do anything.  There was a few pieces of fabric fruit floating around but nothing to do with it.  I didn't take any pictures because there was nothing to take pictures of.

Next, this station went through the different organs and their functions.  So, you push and pull on the lever and the heart makes a beating sound.  That is it.  The lung part actually inflated and deflated so I guess that was good.  I don't know, we found it extremely boring and lame.

On to the next station.  A pretend sink.  Everything stuck down, nothing to do but look and watch an Elmo's world portion about washing hands.  What fun!  You can tell how impressed Joy is by her expression.

The one thing we actually spent time at was this somewhat interactive board where the path you were on would light up as you ran, wheeled in the wheel chair or rowed a boat.

 The museum was having a bubble time for members that we go to go to but it was equally as disappointing. 
The ONLY bubble wand that worked was this one.  And we waited a long time for it to be Claire's turn to use it.
All the rest did nothing.  Seriously, could they not get a few more that actually worked?

Joy just ate bubble solution and washed her hands most of the time.

Claire did make a bubble cube - it has some fancy name but I can't find it anywhere on the internet.

My mom and I left thinking "Who actually comes up with the exhibits and who designs them?" Obviously people who although they may have an childhood education degree, don't have children.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Morning Ritual

Every morning when Josh leaves for the work, the girls have to run along side his car and wave until he is out sight.

Claire likes to "race" and beat him to the end of our yard.  Poor Joy is not as fast so she runs and waves wildly while shouting "Bye bye Dadda!"

I love to have these little ones, it's the sweet little things like this that will make the best memories. I can't help but feel happy and smile as I watch each time - until Claire runs back to me and says in a I'm-bored-already voice "What are we going to do today?" And then our day begins.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Paige's First Swim

Paige is 12 days old today!  She weighs 7.5 pounds - up a whole pound in one week! Her belly button cord finally fell off yesterday so today she went for her first swim!  She complained at first but then settled down while Nana was holding her.

Looking at her biggest sister.

Here we all are! The four of us girls.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sewing For Claire

 I haven't sewed very much since moving, but for some reason I got the urge to finally make something out of this top that I've had stashed away in my pile for years. 
I worked on it off and on all day between Joy's potty breaks and nursing Paige and various other things that came up.  

Claire was excited.  It helps that it is her favorite color.
 The shirring was already on the back of the original shirt.  Yay! Easy.
 and what top would be complete without a matching bow?
 Someone is getting freckles!
 Thanks Claire for enduring this photo shoot.  
(she got an ant bite and you would have thought it was the end of the world.)
Unfortunately, as I was sewing the last strap on, my machine made a horrible metal clunking sound and definitely has something majorly wrong with the timing.  I have been wanting to have it serviced for a while but now I will have to get it looked at soon!